Made in: South Korea
What is it?: An antioxidant, skin brightening and pore refining sleeping mask
Description: This overnight mask has a ‘heavy’ does of vitamin E, an antioxidant and has a unique ‘pudding-like’ texture i.e. shape memory cream and absorbs relatively fast after application.
Also included in the formula are niacinamide to brighten skin and the maximum limit allowed in a formula of wrinkle-fighting adenosine that aids in skin regeneration. Vitamin E supposedly helps the vitamin C work better. The company states that this is light enough to use as an AM moisturiser and in the evening, to help ”smoothen and brighten the skin.”
Good for: Dehydrated and Oily skins, and skins resilient to a lot of essential oils…
Directions: ”In the PM after cleansing, apply on the face. You can use this as a moisturizer or after your regular moisturizer if your skin is feeling particularly dry. You can also mix a small amount to an essence or cream for added moisture. Use once or twice a week. ”
How I use it: I applied this at the end of my routine as instructed. I tried using a spatula but the product kept falling off, so I used my fingers, and even applying/dotting onto the skin, the product would fall off, so I had to immediately rub in so the product would melt into and become one with the skin.
Texture: Water-based, jelly-type texture. This does feel light once it’s rubbed in/absorbed.
The jelly-texture is messy for me. It falls off my face when I try to apply, so I have to melt it into my hand before applying.
Key Ingredients: Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E derivative), Niacinamide, Adenosine – antioxidant, pore refining and skin brightening.
Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Niacinamide, Sodium Hyaluronate, Carrageenan, Gellan Gum, Betaine, Algin, Mannan, Ceramide NP, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Chlorphenesin, Arginine, Ethylhexylglycerin, Centella Asiatica Extract, Rubus Fruticosus (Blackberry) Fruit Extract, Salicornia Herbacea Extract, Phragmites Communis Extract, Adenosine, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil
So many unnecessary essential oils – I don’t think that this will suit sensitive skins.
NOTE: Skincharisma have a full product ingredient list breakdown HERE
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Good under makeup?: Yes actually (if you decide to use this in the AM).
Fragrance?: Essential oil HEAVY – I hope they re-formulate without the EO as I do think the texture of this product and the absorbance of it (ignoring the jelly texture which I don’t like, so after I’ve rubbed and melted this into the skin) – this does feel light!
How long have I been using this?: I used this small sample until completion because although I didn’t like that this was a jelly-like texture, it did sit in the skin well ONCE RUBBED IN.
The Effect?: Hydrated/moisturised skin
What I like
- Hydrated skin
- Moisturised skin
- Once rubbed in, the texture is pleasant i.e. this is light (when it changes from a jelly texture to a gel)
- I like the addition of Niacinamide (pores and texture)
- Supposed to work synergistically with vitamin C which is interesting.
What I don’t like:
- The jelly-texture is messy for me! Even using a spatula, it’s still difficult to use this.
- Essential Oils
Overall Rating and Conclusion: 2.5/5 – Not a fan of the EO and the texture (pudding like texture that is messy for me to use). This does moisturise/hydrate the skin however.
Would I repurchase?: No I would not. I don’t like EO and I don’t enjoy skincare items that feel like jelly (like the Glow Recipe Watermelon Mask), it’s too messy for me.
Disclaimer: I am a skincare enthusiast and not a skin expert. I am not qualified to give out dermatological advice. This type of advice should only be given by a medical practitioner. Upon trying / using any of the reviewed products on the blog, please follow the manufacturer’s instructions and warnings and please seek medical advice if needed.